News archive from 3 August 2014

Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford has relatively sharp day in mock game

Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford has relatively sharp day in mock game

The Detroit Lions closed their first week of training camp with a mock game today, pitting ones versus ones and twos versus twos for three eight-minute quarters of semi-real action (minus the tackling). Matthew Stafford, who's play will be under a...

 
Detroit Tigers' lineup: David Price arrives; Rick Porcello takes mound vs. Rockies

Detroit Tigers' lineup: David Price arrives; Rick Porcello takes mound vs. Rockies

Rick Porcello is on the mound tonight as the Tigers take on the Colorado Rockies in the second game of a three-game series. Follow the game live here! New pitcher David Price arrived at Comerica Park and threw a bullpen session before the start of...

 
Record crowd sees Man United beat Real Madrid 3-1

Record crowd sees Man United beat Real Madrid 3-1

ANN ARBOR, Michigan -- Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and Manchester United beat Real Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of the largest crowd to watch a soccer game in the United States. United remained unbeaten in this year's International...

 

Newly insured uncertain of plans

PHILADELPHIA Advocates of the Affordable Care Act, focused until now on persuading people to buy health insurance, have moved to a crucial new phase: making sure the 8 million Americans who did so understand their often complicated policies and use...

 

Browns rookie Johnny Manziel appears to be on Brian Hoyer's heels after running in Akron

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel returned to campus Saturday and showed flashes of the improvisational wizard who took college football by storm the past two years. But this time "Manzielmania" enveloped the University of Akron...

 

Strong drives keep Rory McIlroy rolling

When Jack Nicklaus gave Rory McIlroy a swing tip after the Memorial Tournament in May, Nicklaus' hip emitted an audible creak on his backswing. McIlroy hasn't yet implemented the hip creak into his game, but his swing looked as good as ever during...

 

Frank Lampard joins Manchester City on loan

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is returning to the English Premier League with Manchester City on a six-month loan from MLS expansion team New York City FC. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the deal Saturday...

 

Thomas gets chance to learn from Polamalu

LATROBE, Pa. -- Shamarko Thomas wants to learn from the best. If that's the case, the Pittsburgh Steelers' second-year safety appears to have the perfect mentor. Thomas traveled to San Diego where he worked out for a week during the offseason with...

 
Jackson's backups prepping quickly for Falcons

Jackson's backups prepping quickly for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- With Steven Jackson out injured, the Atlanta Falcons need Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith to fill the void. It's a tough assignment considering how the run game has fallen from 17th in 2011 to 29th in 2012 to...

 

Moreno wins $1.5 million Whitney

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- A narrow loser in the $1 million Travers last summer, Moreno returned to Saratoga Race Course to earn an even more lucrative prize Saturday. The gelded 4-year-old son of Ghostzapper led from start to finish to beat 2013...

 
Armando Salguero: Kudos to the Miami Dolphins for cutting down on rookie hazing

Armando Salguero: Kudos to the Miami Dolphins for cutting down on rookie hazing

Some observations after a week of Dolphins training camp practices: A round of applause for the organization, led by coach Joe Philbin, for cutting out the questionable hazing of rookies this year following last year's harassment scandal. A week...

 

In wake of George's injury, Bulls still support Rose playing for U.S.

LAS VEGAS - Any NBA team employee's worst nightmare occurred Friday night in Las Vegas when Paul George's right leg buckled against the basket stanchion, his fibula and tibia fractured and his 2014-15 season likely over before it started. USA...

 
Navy reserve drill weekend offers family fun

Navy reserve drill weekend offers family fun

For his last drill weekend in charge of the Charlotte's U.S. Navy Reserve Center, Cmdr. Patrick McCaslin decided to try something a little different. McCaslin – who will retire next month – invited the reserve members' families...

 

Poverty spreads across Mecklenburg, North Carolina

For Oscar Olivares' neighbors, life in their south Charlotte apartment complex is a daily struggle with little way out. The apartments off Arrowood Road look kept up on the outside. On the inside, two, even four, families often share the rent and...

 

Kam Bryant back at helm for Appalachian State football team

BOONE Appalachian State's starting quarterback is returning for the second straight year, just not the same one that opened last season. A midseason change saw Kam Bryant take over for ailing incumbent Jamal Londry-Jackson in the fifth game last...

 

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